Tiger Woods was “calm and clear” when Los Angeles fire officials pulled him from the sought-after remains of a luxury SUV on Tuesday – and is “very lucky” to be alive after a roll-over accident, officials said. said.
“I would say a lot of collisions, the nature of his vehicle and the fact that he was wearing a seat belt, greatly increased the likelihood that it would have saved his life,” Deputy Carlos Gonzalez, who initially responded before the scene Was. Paramedics arrived, telling reporters during a briefing that afternoon.
“It was very lucky that Mr. Woods was able to come out of this living…. I think this also speaks for the miracle of modern automobiles and they are safer than ever. ”
Gonzalez, who handled traffic accidents for the department, said that when he arrived at the scene, Woods was seated in the driver’s seat of his Genesis GV80 and appeared to be unimpaired with his injuries.
“He looked like he was still calm and charming. I talked to him, I tried to keep him calm,” Gonzalez said.
“I asked him what his name was, he told me his name was Tiger and I recognized him immediately at the time.”
The soldier felt Woods was stable and waited for paramedics and EMS officers from the Los Angeles Fire Department to respond to the scene instead of trying to evacuate himself.
Shortly thereafter, fire officials used a Halligan tool and an ax to rip off the SUV’s windshield and take out the golf stalwart. They placed her on a backboard, secured her neck and immediately drove her by ambulance to Harbor-UCLA Medical Center, where she underwent surgery on both her legs for “serious” injuries.
Los Angeles County Sheriff Alex Villanueva also mentioned how Woods’ SUV helped keep him alive.
“The vehicle’s cabin was more or less intact, the front end was completely destroyed, the bumper, everything was destroyed, the airbags deployed all of that,” Villeneva told reporters.
“However, thankfully the interior was more or less intact, which would have padded him to survive otherwise a terrible accident would have occurred.”
Woods underwent surgery on his two legs earlier on Tuesday for “serious” injuries. Further information about his condition was not immediately available.